Long Distance Design

This design project was done without the clients and the designer ever meeting face to face! Incredible! // alwayssummerblog.com

Designer Elish Phares Moon recently wrapped up a design project in Texas after a long distance working relationship with her clients, whom she has never before met face to face! This project is so interesting because it shows us what fabulous designers, understanding clients, great communication, and a great delivery team can accomplish! We asked Elish to share a little more about the project and how it worked because we are just so darn impressed with how it all turned out!

“In December of 2016, I had an inquiry about design services and potential work with some clients in Spring Valley, Texas. This young couple had just purchased their dream home and had budgeted for working with a designer to nail down the look they wanted in their main rooms. Focusing on the dining room, living room, and master bedroom, we discussed design direction in depth and committed to a tight timeline. Because the couple wanted to be able to move in to completely furnished rooms by their closing date, I brainstormed the initial design scheme with Lisa Palmer, SummerHouse’s owner and principal designer, to speed up the process. (I got my start at SummerHouse as her assistant before moving on to a full time designer.) She and I work well together and were able to streamline the couple’s vision into a beautiful and functional design for their young family quickly.”

The key to working with a client long-distance is transparency and communication. We put together a detailed presentation packet complete with samples and swatches that were clearly labeled. Two of my strengths are organization and communication, so I actually really enjoy working on out-of-
state projects! Our clients asked detailed questions and gave us great feedback. After a few minor changes we got everything on order and began our countdown until the install! Thanks to understanding clients dedicated to quality design, trusted vendors, an experienced delivery team, and a little patience, this project evolved into a finished design that I take pride in and that my clients enjoy!”
This design project was done without the clients and the designer ever meeting face to face! Incredible! // alwayssummerblog.com
This design project was done without the clients and the designer ever meeting face to face! Incredible! // alwayssummerblog.com
Beautiful job, Elish! Such a great result. We love seeing a good, challenging design project come to completion! 🙂
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A Place To Gather

GATHER via alwayssummerblog.com

After a weekend filled with gathering around dining tables and celebrating our mothers, we were inspired to share some of our favorite spaces to gather and eat with family and friends. Especially here in the South, food brings us together. All of our social functions revolve around it. So be sure that your own dining room or gathering space is ready for memory-making next time an opportunity for a family gathering presents itself!

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GATHER via alwayssummerblog.com

GATHER via alwayssummerblog.com

How beautiful are all of these rooms?! See more photos like this in our Dining gallery on our design site. So much inspiration over there!

Thank you for stopping by today! We hope you had a happy happy Mother’s Day celebrating or being celebrated 🙂 Be sure to check back by soon!

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New To The Showroom

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We have a few new groupings on the showroom floor that are simply breathtaking! Beautiful color mixed with perfect neutrals… Lovely accessories, unique art, one of a kind pieces… Here are a few snaps of the newest vignettes!

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Fine Furniture and Interior Design // Ridgeland, MS // www.alwayssummerblog.com

If you see anything you like, give us a call (601-842-7784) or leave a comment below to find out more! We are happy to answer any questions! 🙂

Thank you for checking in with us today! Hope you have a great one!

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Lisa’s Rathbuns’ Watch List Space

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Well, Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2016 is officially in the books! Lisa had a blast being a part of the Rathbuns’ Watch List Event which was part of the festival! Her space turned out beautifully, and she loved getting to work with Chef John Lasater! We have heard rave reviews from attendees about the food and the beautiful space! Total WIN!

Watching the space come together was very rewarding, as are all installations! Here’s a little start-to-finish for you! Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Camille, Marty, and Lisa did a fabulous job of getting things together, and the help provided by ADAC was wonderful!

Here are a few more shots. WE LOVE!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

This pretty girl’s name ended up being Sassafras, and she absolutely STOLE THE SHOW! She was captured by photographer Karen Sachar, whom you can find out more about here!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Here is Lisa with all of the other talented designers who were a part of the Rathbuns event!

Interior Designer Lisa Palmer's space at AFWF16's Rathbuns' Watch List Event // www.alwayssummerblog.com

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Beautiful work, Lisa! Every detail is perfection. And this, folks, is why she’s our design leader! 🙂

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Lovely Living

Lovely Living // interior design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Many thanks to Inspiration Mississippi for sharing this beautiful space designed by our owner and lead designer Lisa Palmer! We love this living room (and the clients for whom it was designed!) and are thrilled to get to share it with you! Head on over to the Inspiration Mississippi blog to see more of what Lisa has to say about designing this cozy space…

Lovely Living // interior design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lovely Living // interior design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lovely Living // interior design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Lovely Living // interior design by Lisa Palmer of SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Thanks for stopping by today! And thank you again to Inspiration MS and to Adam + Alli for the pretty photos!

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Easter Inspiration

Happy March!! This new month has really snuck up on us, even with the extra day in February (hey, leap year!), but we are so excited that spring is inching closer. We were just thinking about what March has in store for us and realized Easter will be here before we know it!

Our designers have some great tips about decorating for Easter so we decided to share a few with you!

Designer Katherine Shelton

This year when you go to decorate your table take three pots and paint them you favorite spring color such as robins egg blue, mint green or my favorite color this year Gray. Place them straight down the center of the table and plant white tulips in each. Around each pot place two to three eggs on each side unevenly. This year rather than dying your eggs boil them and leave them white. Then add a little gold or silver leaf to the white eggs.  Set the table with your favorite spring china or solid white china, silver and linen napkins and your done!  Will look so simple and amazing.  Happy Easter!

Designer Elish Phares Moon

My family never did decorate for Easter, but when I was younger decorating eggs was always a tradition. Now that I’m older I’d love to try some of the more mature designs that have been on Pinterest!

Thank you ladies! And of course we aren’t going to leave without great eye candy. Here is some Easter inspiration to kick off your day!

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We’d love to hear from you – Comment below and let us know how you like to decorate for Easter! Or take a picture of your Easter decor and tag us via social media (@shopsummerhouse) so we can see your #SummerHouseStyle! Thanks for stopping by!

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Dining In Style

Today we wanted to share ten dining rooms, all very different, by our talented designers! Having a stylish dining room, whether modern or traditional, makes entertaining more fun for both you and your guests! And spring and summer seem like some of the best times to host dinner parties, so why not take the opportunity to up your dining digs now before those seasons settle in!?

Here’s a little inspo:

DRAMATIC

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

RETRO MODERN

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

TRADITIONAL

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SOFT & BEAUTIFUL

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

10 Different Dining Rooms by SummerHouse // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Our talented design staff love working on dining rooms, so get in touch if you’re looking to give your dining space a little love! We’d love to hear from you!

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A Little Bit of Mississippi in Emeril’s Seaside Sanctuary

We are so proud of our friend and talented Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter for having a piece of her art placed at the Seaside, Florida home of renowned chef Emeril Lagasse! The oh-so-beautiful Veranda Magazine did a spread on his beachside bungalow (which you can see fully HERE) and included some GREAT shots of Dyann’s work!

Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter featured in the Seaside home of Emeril Lagasse // from Veranda Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Mississippi artist Dyann Gunter featured in the Seaside home of Emeril Lagasse // from Veranda Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Also featured in these photos are pieces from other favorites Tara Shaw and Fabricut!

For more pieces by Dyann, stop by the showroom and see what we have currently available! Or shop some of her smaller pieces on our web store here!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!

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Marvelous Master Bedrooms

11
NOVEMBER
2015

With the cooler weather approaching, we all find ourselves wanting to cozy up our homes. Particularly our bedrooms! A cozy master bedroom is the perfect end-of-the-day retreat. Plus, who doesn’t love waking up in a pretty place?! Here are a few of our favorite master bedrooms done over the years by SummerHouse designers!

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lindsey Townsend ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Katherine Shelton ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Elish Moon ))

Eight Stunning Master Bedrooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com (( by designer Lisa Palmer ))

Are you looking to cozy up your master bedroom for winter? Our designers can help! Give us a call at 601-853-4445 and let us know how we can help!

Thanks for stopping by today. We truly appreciate it! Have a great one!

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Inside The Orange Box: Where To Start Designing a Dining Room

25
SEPTEMBER
2015

It’s time for another edition of Inside The Orange Box, where our designers take a moment to talk through common design issues or give little pieces of design advice to you guys! We love picking their minds about specific design-related topics! If you’ve ever got a question you’d like to see our designers’ input on, feel free to comment with your topic idea and we’ll do our best to work it in!

Today’s question is…

When designing a dining room, what do you as a designer find to be the best starting point? What do you pick out first?

INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA PALMER

“When designing a dining room, I usually start with the table. It’s the focal point in the room… usually. In decorating, there are no hard fast rules. So, sometimes I have started with a beautiful gilt mirror and then selected the console for the long wall and so on. The mirror would become the star of the room.”

INTERIOR DESIGNER TODD PRINCE

“With a dining room I love to start out with the rug if one is needed.  That helps establish a stylistic approach and a color palette.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER MARY COURTNEY JOHNS

“The light fixture above the table is often times the focal point so I would consider that to be a major decision when designing a dining room. No matter the style that is being aimed for, this component is crucial for setting the tone for the rest of the room. A statement needs to be made!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER CAMILLE HOLLAND PARKER

“After the table, of course, I love to start with a beautiful wall covering in a dining room! It is fun and can be applied to walls or unexpectedly to the ceiling! It really elevates the design of the space!”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGNER ELISH PHARES MOON

“Dining rooms are fun to design because they don’t have many essentials (dining table, dining chairs, etc…) so there is room, dare I say need, for something bold. There is freedom to design with an unexpected element because formal dining rooms aren’t often used on a daily basis, so wear and tear, neutrality, and practicality aren’t necessarily the driving force. I love to try a rich paint color, a beautiful wall covering, or a bold pattern on drapery. The dining room in itself has the potential to be a homeowner’s best art piece.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

INTERIOR DESIGN KATY HINES

“The CHANDELIER!  Lighting can really set the tone for the whole design – dressy, formal, relaxed, informal…  It can also define the style of the room – traditional, modern, or transitional.”

SummerHouse Interior Designers on Dining Rooms... // www.alwayssummerblog.com

For more Orange Box posts, click here!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fantastic weekend!

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Inspired by Barbara Westbrook

03
SEPTEMBER
2015

With Barbara Westbrook gracing our shop with her presence in just two weeks, we thought we’d take a close look at some of her beautiful work, all of which is featured in the book she will be signing, Gracious Rooms!

Barbara Westbrook's Gracious Rooms // www.alwayssummerblog.com

How gorgeous are these spaces…

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Interior Design by Barbara Westbrook // www.alwayssummerblog.com

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 17th is when the fun goes down! We look forward to seeing you!

Thanks for reading today! Have a great one!

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Designer Of The Week: Todd Prince

07
AUGUST
2015

This week’s Designer of the Week is Todd Prince! We loved hearing about his favorite room to design, how he likes to recharge, and why he loves mixing old and new! Keep on reading!

SummerHouse Designer of the Week : Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

1) What is your favorite room in a home to design? What makes designing that room so special?

I love designing any room but lately I’ve started a love affair with dining rooms. I think it’s partly because it’s a room where so many of my personal favorite things come together… family, food, and conversation. Dining rooms used to be just “pretty” rooms that were not often used. That’s not true anymore. Dining rooms are actually used now. Dining rooms are now more often incorporated into the living space making it all one cohesive space instead of distinct rooms. Friends and families gather in them around great food and share actual social conversation with one another. It’s the one room where I think people actually talk. In this world of iPhones, social media, texting, and Facebook the one thing that will make people disconnect from that world is food! There has also been a “food lovers explosion” over the past few years and most of my clients consider themselves “foodies.” I love it!

I love doing great details on dining chairs like slip covering new chairs or slipcovering clients’ existing chairs. On one client recently, I used Belgian linen box pleated slipcovers with silk buttons down the back for a detail. For another client, I used a washed linen dressmaker style slipcover with ties for a more casual look to update some chairs they already had. In my own home, my side chairs are vintage 1950s chairs with classic style parsons chairs as the head chairs covered in a modern Pierre Frey fabric.

Dining Room by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Dining Room by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Dining Room by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

I also love using great lighting to set the mood! In my dining room, I have a true vintage George Nelson light fixture. I paired that with a modern acrylic bar cart to give the room a more modern feel.

The dining room is a special room in the home and I love that! I know these photos show a range of style, so this proves my ultimate goal of making the client happy. I’m up for using something they already had and updating it, or starting over with something completely new but detailing it in a way that is special to the client.

The dining room is all about family, friends, and food…..no facebook here!

2) What is your favorite element to include into a design these days? 

I love a room to feel collected…not overly designed so lately I have really been trying to incorporate some pieces that my clients already have into their spaces. Sometimes I’ll pull pieces that they have used in one room and in one way for a very long time and refinish or recover it and give it a new life. I am currently working on a new construction project in Oxford MS and we have done that in almost every room. Giving a piece a client really loves new life is always rewarding and very creative.

SummerHouse Designer of the Week : Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

3) Can you tell us about your favorite design project to date?

My favorite design project to date…. that’s a hard one. I just completed a mid-century modern new construction project in Eastover and I loved the process. I have been involved in the project for 2 years now and when you invest so much it’s amazing when you see it completed. I am personally drawn to the mid-century style but we put a fresh take on it. I found vintage pieces for these particular clients at market…like the dining table and beautiful lamps and mixed it with more modern pieces for a “fresh” mid century feel. I invested so much of myself into the project that it became very personal to me. The clients were great to work with and we all enjoyed the process. I got to use some of my favorite tricks as well. I painted the entire family room a very dark color (walls, ceiling, and trim), mixed old and new pieces, and used full walls of amazing tile for a great impact. The project was so much fun!

Design by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Design by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Design by SummerHouse Designer Todd Prince // www.alwayssummerblog.com

4) What is your favorite environment to refresh your mind and get inspired?

To refresh and recharge myself I go to the water! Just listening to the rolling waves of the ocean helps me to clear my mind and get ready to face the design work again. It’s my happy place! We have a family vacation planned for the week of Thanksgiving to the beach and I can’t wait!

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Todd’s House

11
MAY
2015

We are all very excited for our very own Todd Prince because… His house was featured in Delta Magazine! And it is BEAUTIFUL! (And how delicious does that drink on the cover look?!)

Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse Interior Designer Todd Prince's home featured in Delta Magazine // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Todd did such an amazing job… Could his home be any more cheery? We just love it! Thanks to Delta for the feature, and cheers to Todd for a job well done!

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SummerHouse Style Outdoors

21
APRIL
2015

If you haven’t been by in the last month or so, you probably haven’t seen the new outdoor section of our showroom!

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Your outdoor living area should be an extension of your indoor living spaces, so it needs to be just as beautiful! And we can help! We have several lines of beautiful + functional pieces that will make your outdoor area exactly what you want it to be!

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

SummerHouse's Outdoor Furniture Showroom // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Come see one of our designers and start working on your outdoor living spaces NOW (so you’ll have time to enjoy them while the weather permits!)

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Ice House Condo in Oxford

25
MARCH
2015

We have a brand new project up on the SummerHouse Interior Design site for your viewing pleasure! Designer Lindsey Townsend did a BEAUTIFUL job of designing this condo in Oxford. We can all attest to how hard she worked on this project and are all so proud of the end result!

Lindsey, you’re a design goddess!! 😉

Here are a few shots from the project.

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Ice House Condo in Oxford by SummerHouse Interior Designer Lindsey Townsend // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

There are lots more photos from this project HERE! Enjoy! And as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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Delightful Dining

08
DECEMBER
2014

We have some delightful dining rooms (and breakfast rooms) to share with you today! Since it is the season of family gatherings and lots of eating with the ones you love, showing off some beautifully designed dining areas (all by SummerHouse designers!) just seemed appropriate.

From casual and beachy to fancy and formal, and everything in between, we say it’s always a good time to share a bite to eat and some quality time with the ones you care most about! And the more beautiful the space, the better, we say… 😉

Take a look at these pretty spaces…

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Delightful Dining, designed by SummerHouse Interior Designers // www.summerhouseinteriordesign.com

Which of these beautiful rooms is your favorite?

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Living Room Before and After

22
OCTOBER
2014

We have a great before and after for you today! This project by Interior Designer Elish Phares is located in Daphne, Alabama! The fun, young homeowners were a pleasure to work with and everyone was pleased with the results of this latest install!

Here’s what Elish was working with BEFORE:

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE // www.alwayssummerblog.com

And here is the AFTER!!

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Before we show you too much more, let’s do a quick Q&A with Elish about this project in general!

1. Tell us a little about how you met these clients!

I met my Daphne, AL clients via telephone this past spring! Their phone call to the store has developed into one of my favorite client relationships! They are a young couple who were recently married and are new homeowners wanting to work on their living spaces.

2. Tell us a little about the clients themselves… What their needs were, and what their likes and dislikes were.

This Daphne couple is a stylish, adventurous, fun-loving couple. They wanted a classic and clean look. Design wise, we pretty much saw eye-to-eye from the beginning of the project to the end!

3. What were the biggest changes made in this space?

Thankfully the husband of this fabulous couple is pretty handy! I suggested taking out a built in that threw off the symmetry of the room, as well as taking out a non-load bearing divider wall. Although this threw them a little at first, they were quickly on board and doing their part in Daphne! We also gave the fireplace a bit of a facelift with new paint.

4. What is your favorite aspect of the AFTER?

I am absolutely in love with the color palette. It is light, neutral, approachable, and just slightly earthy. We went with neutrals but played up texture. And the accent colors… I love how unusual but beautiful they are. We complimented the neutral palette with a washed tea leaf green and a grayed plum.

5. Can you tell us a little about where you drew your inspiration? (What inspired your color palette, selections, etc…)

They already had 2 linen sofas that fit the space nicely, as well as a moroccan rug. These pieces provided a solid jump start. I took into consideration their clothing style and how they live. Both are great indicators for what a client will like design wise. I can’t say enough about how well a project can turn out when your client communicates, trusts your direction, and does a full room at a time. Many times a design can start to be lost when projects are dissected or done in pieces. And the client can’t appreciate the full concept because they are only seeing it in part. It was so rewarding to be involved in this project from start to finish!

Here are a few more photos of the AFTER…

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Living Room BEFORE & AFTER by designer Elish Phares // www.alwayssummerblog.com

Excellent job, Elish! We love how it turned out!

Click HERE to see more BEFORE and AFTER projects!

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All New!

13
OCTOBER
2014

Last week, Marty and team did a great job of re-doing the showroom floor! We have a lot of beautiful new furnishings and accessories in that you simply must come see! Many of what you see in these pictures is also available on our web store!

Here is a preview of some of the new prettiness… 🙂

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

 

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

SummerHouse | Ridgeland, MS | www.summerhousestyle.com

If you see anything you’d like to know about, please do not hesitate to give us a call! 601-853-4445. Our designers are always happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by today – Have a GREAT week!

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Gorgeousness

09
SEPTEMBER
2014

The new Social South is out and looking gorgeous!

SOCIAL SOUTH | Fall 2014 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We love a September issue almost more than anything, and fall colors are year-round favorites amongst the SummerHouse designers, so for those two reasons, we’re particularly in love with our ad in this issue! Take a look…

SummerHouse Ad in SOCIAL SOUTH | Fall 2014 // www.alwayssummerblog.com

We hope you’ll take a minute to flip through the new Social South in the very near future!

Hope you’re having a fantastic week so far!

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